The Philadelphia Eagles took a significant step back this year. For some reason, the offensive unit never seemed to find its rhythm like it once had in 2022.
They used to have an explosive offense that featured a powerful ground attack and an electric vertical passing game. That seemed to change under Brian Johnson in 2023.
Two former Eagle greats chimed in on Eagles play calling.
Both Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins are engraved in Philadelphia sports history and have the respect of the fanbase. They both agree that the Eagles play calling features too many bubble screens for their wide receivers.
From Week 13 to Week 18, Philadelphia's offense hit a wall. They failed to score more than 20 points in four of the final six games, including a 1-5 record as they stumbled into the postseason.
They managed to secure the No. 5 seed in the NFC but didn't look confident in the Wild Card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Philadelphia logged nine points, 276 total yards, and 13 total first downs. The Eagles couldn't convert a third-down all game, going a putrid 0-11 on third down.
There were countless times the Eagles dialed up a WR screen even with All-Pro A.J. Brown sidelined by a knee injury.
The Eagles offense needs some major adjustments and improvement this offseason. It looks like Westbrook, Dawkins, and the entire fan base aren't fond of Philadelphia's playcalling. They need to find a way to recreate the offensive magic they had on their 2022 Super Bowl run.
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